Fathom Events & GKIDS has announced upcoming anime film Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko is set for a fan preview event on June 2, 2022 before a limited theatrical release.
US distributor, producer, and animation powerhouse GKIDS has partnered with Fathom Events to bring Studio 4°C’s Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko stateside this June. Fan preview events will be held nationwide on Thursday, June 2 for Director Ayumu Watanabe’s latest anime feature film.
Showtimes are at 7:00 pm at most AMC theaters in the New York & New Jersey regions. Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko’s fan preview event will feature an exclusive introduction to the film by Director Ayumu Watanabe and Creative Producer Sanma Akashiya. Fans who attend the Fathom Events screening will also see the theatrical debut of anime short series Deji Meets Girl from director Ushio Tazawa.
Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko will see a limited theatrical run starting on June 3, 2022. The ticket on-sale date may vary based on local cinemas. (*Theaters and participants are subject to change). The film will be presented subtitled.
Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko Synopsis:
“From acclaimed director Ayumu Watanabe (Children of the Sea) and STUDIO4°C (Tekkonkinkreet, Mind Game) comes a heartwarming and moving comedy-drama with touches of magical realism. Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko is about an unconventional family and the bonds that they share in their sleepy seaside town.
Brash single mother Nikuko is well-known for her bold spirit, much to the embarrassment of Kikuko, her pensive yet imaginative daughter. In contrast to her mother, Kikuko wants nothing more than to fit in as she navigates the everyday social dramas of middle school. Life in the harbor is peaceful until a shocking revelation from the past threatens to uproot the pair’s tender relationship.”
Studio 4°C is known for animated films Children of the Sea, Tekkonkinkreet, Mind Game, and MFKZ. Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko director Ayumu Watanabe is known for Children of the Sea, Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Dinosaur, and Space Brothers.
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“GKIDS is the producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences.
Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding 12 Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015, Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016, My Life as a Zucchini in 2017, The Breadwinner in 2018, Mirai in 2019, and Wolfwalkers in 2021.
GKIDS also handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others; as well as the critically acclaimed television series, Neon Genesis Evangelion.
GKIDS also hosts ANIMATION IS FILM (AIF), an annual LA-based film festival which embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form, and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of the medium to its fullest range of artistic expressions.
AIF returns to Hollywood this fall, October 22-24.”
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